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Old 03-08-2008, 12:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default E4300 vs. X2 4200+

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I'm thinking of buying a nice motherboard ~150-300 and just buying an E4300 to tide me over until I can scrounge money for a nice quad...

I've heard great things about the E4300 during overclocking (going from a stock 1.8 to 3+) and would love to spend some time overclocking it!

What do you guys think?

I can probably make a small profit by selling my X2 4200+ for ~60-80 and buying a used E4300 for ~60, or I could just buy a new one for $100

I'd then buy a nice performance motherboard....

What do you guys think? Will I see a major performance decrease if any? I'll definitely overclock the E4300 as much as I can with my custom water cooling...

Did a little google search and it seems that the E4300 can top even a x2 6000+ when overclocked??

I think I might pickup an ASUS Striker Extreme 680i rather then the newer 780i since the 680 is only ~100-200
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Old 03-08-2008, 12:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Peformance increase actually

but don't get the e4300, it uses the same Revision as the older Core 2 Duos, get atleast an e4400+ or get an e2180 or e2200
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yeah you wont see any kind of performance decrease coming from a 4200. especially if you are going to overclock the 4300, which should reach 3ghz and will probably perform a little better than a 3+ghz X2
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Default Re: E4300 vs. X2 4200+

will those other processors overclock just as well if not better?

I'm more looking for fun overclocking rather then straight price, performance isn't that overly important since this is just a temporary proccesor
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yep

its like going from B3 to G0 overclocking, I hope thats helpful
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Default Re: E4300 vs. X2 4200+

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yep

its like going from B3 to G0 overclocking, I hope thats helpful
ahh ok lol, then I'll just pick one of those, any specific one that would be best?

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I think I'll go witht he E2200 for $89 at newegg with free shipping, any good motherboard recommendations?

newegg has quite a few open box asus mobos... Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

I think I might go with a ~100 or 150 mobo...

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oh and I don't need SLI, but I will be using nvidia graphics

I do prefer to have IDE slots and would like as many PCI slots as possible

I'm mainly again looking for overclocking power and availability, I don't need many other features

edit is this any good?

Newegg.com - DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

I've always wanted to try a DFI board...
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thats an excellent p35 board
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DFI motherboards have more of a learning curve to overclock and tweak settings, but it's well worth it, IMO. Plus, they look great.

You should go to the DFI forum for tips with these boards.
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ok sweet thanks, I guess thats what I'll order tomorrow once I make deposit to my bank to fund the paypal transfer.

looking forward to the DFI board and the intel overclocking experience lol
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lol

I'd just be happy with a DFI board
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